Meaning of DECLARATION in English

/dek'leuh ray"sheuhn/ , n.

1. the act of declaring; announcement: a declaration of a dividend.

2. a positive, explicit, or formal statement; proclamation: a declaration of war.

3. something that is announced, avowed, or proclaimed.

4. a document embodying or displaying an announcement or proclamation: He posted the declaration in a public place.

5. Law.

a. a formal statement presenting the plaintiff's claim in an action.

b. a complaint.

c. a statement, esp. by a witness.

d. a statement made to an official.

6. Cards.

a. Bridge. a bid, esp. the successful bid.

b. the statement during the game of the points earned by a player, in bezique or other games.

7. a statement of goods, income, etc., esp. for the assessment of duty, tax, or the like.

[ 1300-50; ME declaracioun ( declaration- (s. of declaratio ) explanation, equiv. to declarat ( us ) (ptp. of declarare to explain, DECLARE; see -ATE 1 ) + -ion- -ION ]

Syn. 4. notice, bulletin; manifesto, edict.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .